Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2014
Volume 59, Number 5
Saturday–Tuesday, April 5–8, 2014; Savannah, Georgia
Session W1: Plenary Session III: One Hundred Years of the Beta-Decay Spectrum
8:30 AM–10:18 AM,
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Room: Chatham Ballroom A/B
Sponsoring Unit: APS
Chair: John F. Wilkerson, University of North Carolina
Abstract ID: BAPS.2014.APR.W1.1
Abstract: W1.00001 : Beta Decay: A Physics Garden of Earthly Delights*
8:30 AM–9:06 AM
Preview Abstract Abstract
R.G. Hamish Robertson
(Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, University of Washington)
From the beginning, beta decay has tormented and delighted us with puzzles and enlightenment. A significant part of our present understanding of subatomic physics has emerged from the experimental and theoretical struggle with its mysteries. We reflect on several of the epic victories in this struggle, and look ahead to where ongoing research might lead us in the understanding of fundamental symmetries and neutrinos.
*Research supported under DOE grant DE-FG02-97ER41020.
To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2014.APR.W1.1
The American Physical Society (APS) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance the knowledge of physics.
1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3844
Editorial Office 1 Research Road, Ridge, NY 11961-2701 (631) 591-4000
Office of Public Affairs 529 14th St NW, Suite 1050, Washington, D.C. 20045-2001 (202) 662-8700